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We will set you on fire!
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lol - Kyle Weller
LOL - that just reminds me of "The IT Crowd" (Fire... exclamation point ... Fire exclamation point...) - Jennifer Dittrich
Pete D
W.O.E. Is Me (World Of Entertainment) by Jurassic 5 - http://www.pandora.com/music...
Jurassic 5 – Quality Control (Explicit)
Mark Trapp
Six New Star Trek Photos Revealed - http://www.slashfilm.com/2008...
Six New Star Trek Photos Revealed
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From /Film: "Paramount has begun to distribute the first production photos from JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek around the web. Above is a first look at the crew on the Bridge of the USS Enterprise from MTV. Lindelof says that Kirk’s Black shirt is the Captain uniform, and that the red shirt crew member in the background is of no importance (ie Uhura probably replaces her after she dies early on). The bridge looks extremely cool, I can;t wait to see more of it. UGO has the first cast photo of the Enterprise crew (From left to right: Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Simon Pegg as Lt. Montgomery Scott, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura)." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
Zachary Quinto looks exactly like Sylar in his Vulcan nerve pinch shot on the site. The bridge looks really flashy and the cast looks like the cast of Gossip Girl. Not really sure how I feel about it. - Mark Trapp
Same actor: I haven't seen him do anything else, so he just might play Spock as Sylar. Spock has.... the hunger! - Mark Trapp
Where's Kirk? - iTad
Yeah. JJ Abrams decided the captain needed his own uniform. - Mark Trapp
That's not Kirk! bah - iTad
Oh, this is exciting! - Jason Wehmhoener
Seriously impressive cast and casting. Disappointed Sylar couldn't keep his own eyebrows, he's only half the man without them. Who the fuck is Chris Pine? - Toby Graham
They've succeed on casting... I just hope the writing is up to par. - Mark Philpot
Looks sweet! This shit just made my day! - Nicķ
Jason Wehmhoener
Booty Juggler at FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world - http://www.formfiftyfive.com/...
Booty Juggler at FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world
Booty Juggler at FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world
"If you’re bored at work give the Booty Juggler a try! Beautifully designed and animated by Robin Davey and built by the Thought Den." - Jason Wehmhoener from Bookmarklet
Jesse Stay
I'm an Independant, and I'm still unconvinced who to vote for. Unfortunately in Utah that doesn't matter.
Be true to yourself. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
gotta move to Nevada we're a battle ground state! I'm still on the fence not sure what I'm going to do - Carl Backstrom
Hopefully eventually I can have a difference in getting Orin Hatch out of office. He drives me nuts. - Jesse Stay from twhirl
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Firefly...a sci-fi show where you actually don't hear anything in space...what a concept! Let's make a sci-fi show MORE real, instead of less! Joss Whedon, you are a frickin' genius and a true auteur.
Unlike that complete hack, George Lucas...pfooey! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Best canceled show ever. "You can't take the sky from me!" - Josh Haley
The real genius of Firefly is that (for the most part, anyway), they never forgot that the show wasn't about the tech and are about the people. Mal never needed to reverse the neutron flow because it turns out that neutron flows don't make good stories. - James (@willia4)
Yeah Firefly was awesome. Don't understand the rationale for cancelling awesome. - Mo Kargas
Cuz FOX sucks donkey balls? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
That's a given :D - Mo Kargas
*giant* donkey balls Alex, *giant* ones. - Eric P
The first time I watched Firefly and saw that there were no sounds in space, I was utterly hooked. Brilliant show. I have memorized most of the episodes from watching them so many times. - Joey Gibson
What do you mean there's no sound in space? :-D -
Anime Law of Physics #3: In space, loud sounds, like explosions, are even louder because there is no air to get in the way. - xero
Actually this was my biggest disappointment when BSG came on the air. I still cringe a little at the sound FX in the space battles there. - Eric P
And come to think of it, I remember one of the commentary tracks for one of the Star Treks, they were talking about this. They said they *knew* there was no sound in space - but it was boring as hell without the sound effects. if you think about the original series, that kind of makes sense - it would be hard to build tension otherwise with just a model enterprise hanging there. - Eric P
You can make up for the lack of sound effects in a space movie by overlaying a musical score that paces well and sometimes seems like sound effects. - xero
I discovered this show just about a year ago ... and still haven't finished watching the series. I don't want it to end! *cry* - teejay hanton
Easily one of the best scifi shows ever. - Jen (SquirrelGirl)
In space, no one can hear you scream. - Tinfoil 2.0
*ahem* Jayne hat meme anyone? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOVE Firefly. And Whedon. - Jaemi Kehoe
Joss Whedon figured out the drama bit when shooting with quiet space. Cutting in and out fairly quickly between interiors where you would hear something and space shots where you wouldn't. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The only thing better than firefly was.... serenity ::) - Chris Hollander
Nadine Schaeffer
Miguel Rodriguez
always look on the bright side of life http://www.youtube.com/watch...
always look on the bright side of life http://tinyurl.com/jqss2
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Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Trying to watch "Fringe" I liked it better when it was called "The X Files"
okay after seeing the photo of the "new born" baby, i am sooooo glad i started watching 10 minutes into the episode. - Mary Carmen
i lost interest, muted the tv and jumped on to listen to aaron brazell's show - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
hmm don't know about it being an ER replacement, but they do have some sort of surgery in just about every show. - Joe Hardy
i dont get this show at all - Mary Carmen
I don't speak often, but I read and wondered where you'd gone. Hope all is well and wonderful. - Boo
very kind - all has been tooooo busy - hopefully it will slow down a little soon - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Clay Newton
Eddie Awad
75 (Really) Useful JavaScript Techniques | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine - http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008...
Jason Wehmhoener
Czar
Rich Manalang
Clay Newton
A couple days ago, somebody was looking for this LOLCat "... inherently deficient ..." image http://twurl.nl/bvwn7d It's funny.
Clay Newton
Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Giant of Internet Radio Nears Its 'Last Stand' - washingtonpost.com - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...
Crap. I'm pulling for you, Pandora!! I can't imagine re-bookmarking all of those songs and artists someplace else. The time it took to build up the small-ish library I already have... Oh, the thought of it. :-( - Lisa L. Seifert
I'm trying to stop hyperventilating at the thought of losing Pandora. WTF? "SoundExchange, the organization that represents performers and record companies, said it supports the higher royalties for Internet radio because musicians deserve a bigger cut of Internet radio profits." - Jeanine W.
I wasn't aware of the different royalty rates. Not sure if Pandora is posturing. If Pandora shuts down, then Universal will win, since last.fm will become de facto standard. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
Brian, I totally agree with you but it's not stupidity that drives Sound Exchange it's greed. Obviously the relative success of Pandora to attract a large audience spells dollar signs for a music industry that is seeing terrestrial radio die a slow death and CD sales plummet. - Jennifer Van Grove
"As for Pandora, its royalty fees this year will amount to 70 percent of its projected revenue of $25 million, Westergren said, a level that could doom it and other Web radio outfits." - yuck.... Now imaging if the revenue could be split directly between Pandora and the artists.... - Tim Hoeck
I've bought a TON of music based on what I heard on Pandora, music that I would have never known about (and thus never purchased) without Pandora. I can't believe how shortsighted the music industry is. - David Worrell
What David said... - Lisa L. Seifert
Greed and stupidity both. Indeed. I'm also bothered by the fact that the person trying to broker the deal is the "Congressman from Hollywood", the media companies' best friend, Howard Berman - Didi Chanoch
Yeah, I too have found new music to buy based on Pandora. They shouldn't be paying anywhere near what broadcasters pay per song. Think about it, Pandora sends songs to individual customers. Broadcasters send songs to hundreds of thousands to millions of customers at once. Why is Pandora being forced to pay way more than broadcasters? It doesn't make sense. It is sheer stupidity for the content owners to do this to internet radio as it's probably one of the few bright spots for music right now. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
This is sad. Pandora is such a great idea and the music industry is going to kill it. These assholes just don't get it. I like Pandora because I can find artists I never heard of - something you'll never be able to do with traditional radio. The music industry is once again shooting itself in the foot. - PC Easy from twhirl
I think it was apparent, but how do you stop a rabid dog? Too many people are trying to be reasonable with BigMusic instead of regulating them into the ground. It's a shame most corporations can't just be happy to be making a healthy profit--they scream the minute they find they aren't getting every thin dime they could possibly get. They're not like sharks. Sharks die. - thepete
Also, I've heard all sorts of absurd rumors about that Sound Exchange group, too--like they collect royalties on *all* music, even if the music is from an independent artist--so if you're the musician, you have to sign with them to get your money. Anyone know if this is this true? - thepete
Pandora is the best. :'( They've been saying this is a big problem for some time now. I really don't think it's posturing. - Tanath
I've been a huge fan of Pandora since it started, I've bought a great deal of music because of Pandora, I use Pandora to organize much of my music, and I am going to be extremely angry if some Old Media ignoramuses who don't understand new technologies manage to force Pandora's shutdown. (Yet again, I am also taking note that cloud computing is highly unstable and unreliable. Mediamax went under. Now Pandora?) - Sean McBride
What can be done to help... I can't imagine music without Pandora - it's how I discover new bands. - Vince DeGeorge
nooo! They can't do this! My job already blocked my Muxtape access today, too. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
The go to guy on all things internet radio is my pal Kurt Hanson. If you are interested in the real behind the scenes stuff on internet radio check out his online newsletter. http://bit.ly/PvMED - Dave Martin
awesome thanks dave! - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Jeremiah Owyang
Have you seen the Russian movies "night watch" and "day watch"? I'm going to rent on iTunes.
both of them were good , but the books were way way better - Carl Backstrom
Jeremiah - don't recommend them at all. - ideali
@favorited first time i watch it, i like the special FX, but when i was watching this movie second time, i think what a boring thing they released at all. it's just for spending time, once. - ideali
I haven't seen either movie, the second was straight to DVD right? Isn't it part of a trilogy? - Joe Dawson
the second was released in theatres, at least in Russia. And there is the Twilight watch book, so it might become a trilogy. and we all hope it won't - Peter Fedin
It's a trilogy, the site says so http://www.foxsearchlight.com/daywatc... - Jeremiah Owyang
Same director did the Angelina Jolie action flick WANTED - Roger @ CineVegas
Jeremiah Owyang
Image:Skyscrapercompare-with-eiffel.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Image:Skyscrapercompare-with-eiffel.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
nice relational. - Melanie Reed
I don't care. Just tell me which one is going to launch and take me to the moon. - Akiva
The Eiffel Tower will take you to the moon. - dkb
I would love to see where the Twin Towers fit in that. I'm not from the 'let's not mention the WTC and airbrush them out' camp - Dave
Robert Scoble
Suffering from information overload at Wynn sportsbook and loving it!
Steve Spalding
Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand . . . I don't care, 'cuz I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me . . . - Steve Spalding
loved this show - Chieze Okoye
I just rented the DVDs, couldn't be more excited. - Steve Spalding
I can only hope that Joss decides to make another movie, as the rumors say he might. - Steve Spalding
Watch the special features on the DVDs where Joss talks about writing the theme song. He did the whole song himself, and it's fantastic. :) - Nathaniel Payne
Fantastic show. Great characters, great stories, great humor. Wish there was more than only 1 season and 1 movie. - Tim Chemacki
Oh the memories. Such an underrated show. - Eula
I can't believe a show as good as Firefly got cancelled so quickly, and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" is still on. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Leave it to Fox. - Steve Spalding
If Firefly started this month, would it be a web-iTunes-Hulu series like Dr. Horrible? - Bill Sodeman
@Timothy yea, I wouldn't. There is a cult following but probably not enough to justify it. - Steve Spalding
Thanks for making me sad. Now I want to go watch this again. - Jordan Hofker
I can't remember the full back story on this, but wasn't there something about the TV show was a consolation for not making the movie (that they ended up making anyway, "Serenity")? I don't know that the story, as Whedon would tell it, was made to be serialized. I'm probably talking out of my hat, tho. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
Joss Whedon is brilliant. I love the Firefly series and Serenity. If it wasn't for the browncoats Serenity would never have come about. I was sad when it was over. I wrote a brief post about it on my MySpace page back in 2006: http://is.gd/1kqK - Miiko Mentz
Also, if you're a Joss Whedon fan like me, check out Dr. Horrible on Hulu. He did that during the writer's strike. - Miiko Mentz
Mark Trapp
Slow Motion Lightning Video is Mindblowing, Will Sell a Thousand Slo-Mo Cameras - http://gizmodo.com/5034458...
Slow Motion Lightning Video is Mindblowing, Will Sell a Thousand Slo-Mo Cameras
From Gizmodo: "Well, this is just about the most amazing thing I've ever seen. It's a lightning bolt that's shooting down from the sky, shot in slow motion. I'm not sure exactly how fast this camera is, but it's got to be shooting at a speed faster than the Casio EX-F1 can shoot at, at least at a resolution this high." [There's a video, you non click-throughers, you.] - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
another feed to subscribe to... http://www.todaysbigthing.com - Tim Hoeck
Lightning often looks like tree branch - Igor Poltavskiy
Tree branches often look lime Lightning :) - Yuvi
i often look lime lightning - Nicķ
mmmm...limes. - Trent Olson
Erno Hannink
96 of the Best Ever Free Icon Sets - For Web Designers, Developers and Bloggers | Speckyboy - Wordpress and Design - http://speckyboy.com/2008...
Gina Häußge
Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Boston.com - http://www.boston.com/bigpict...
Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Mona Nomura
Water Vortex Sculpture - another pretty rad site. bookmark, folks! - http://www.night4joy.com/index...
Water Vortex Sculpture - another pretty rad site. bookmark, folks!
Water Vortex Sculpture - another pretty rad site. bookmark, folks!
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a fountain in reverse! - Richard Walker
backwards progression :) - Mona Nomura
COOL pic!! - Susan Beebe
Susan, that entire site has a bunch of awesome pictures! - Mona Nomura
It just got cool in here Ahhhhhh - Charlie Anzman
very nice! challenge for the next iteration: same thing without the glasse! - Edwin Khodabakchian
@DSaad: the Apple iBird? - Mona Nomura
That's just plain awesome. - Mo Kargas
Seriously, this entire site is awesome :) - Mona Nomura
Bookmark? Nay little girl, I like... - The Fat Oracle
Eddie Awad
@calittle I enjoyed using sketchpath today. Permanently added to my toolset.
Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Audiophiles: I have a pair of Etymotic ER6i headphones that are on their last legs and need a new pair. Love them so current default is to get a new pair of the same headphones but was curious if you have apair that you love - want to keep it under $100
love my vmoda @ $99 - skullcandy's are good too - mike "glemak" dunn
It's tough to stay under $100, but I like my Shure SE210's. They list for $179, but a quick Google Product search shows a few e-tailers selling for $117 to $130. Most folks are selling them for $150. - Kevin C. Tofel
I'm a big fan of the sennheiser cx300's. not noise canceling, but used them while cutting the grass and still heard things i've not heard with other headphones. http://tinyurl.com/6kxpg7 you can grab them at almost half price - Kyle A Koch
to be fair, i do love the vmoda's too, as they have a mic and inline button for answering from my iphone. if you have an iphone, i'd possibly go with those - Kyle A Koch
thanks for the suggestions - the ER6i's provide great sound but I know there are a number of other great headphones out there - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Love my Shure E2C's for in ear. - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Vmoda's are good if you like a thumpier bass. Otherwise stick with the ER6i's. - rönin
Clay Newton
Totom – Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vato - http://www.last.fm/music...
If you like Snoop and acoustic guitar, this track is for you. - Clay Newton
Leon Ho
Fix Excessive Firefox 3 CPU and Hard Disk Usage - http://www.ghacks.net/2008...
"The fix for Linux was to change the default value of the parameter Urlclassifier.updatecachemax from -1 to 104857600. The -1 value for the maximum cache size means unlimited and is the default value for all other operating systems while the value for Linux has been set to 104857600 which is 100 Megabyte." - Leon Ho from Bookmarklet
Czar
Fission :: Firefox Add-ons - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US...
Fission :: Firefox Add-ons
I like this add-on so much that it needs re-shared. Now, why isn't this built in? The "connection status" in the address bar is particularly nice... (http://friendfeed.com/e...) - Czar
neat! - Rubin Sfadj
looks nice - Hisham Sadek هشام
I just installed it. Thanks. - Russellreno
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